MIAMI (WSVN) - A Miami woman is facing a risky road to recovery after she was allegedly shot by her estranged boyfriend while she was nine months pregnant.
Her injury forced her to give birth two weeks early.
Speaking with 7News over the phone from Ryder Trauma Center, Saturday night, 22-year-old Rosalyn Toledo said she came within inches of losing her life and her baby son.
“Two bullets in my chest. One was an inch away from my heart,” she said.
City of Miami Police and Fire Rescue units responded to the scene of the shooting in the area of Northwest 43rd Street and 11th Place, Saturday morning.
Toledo said she doesn’t remember much from the incident.
“I just remember being shot through a glass door,” she said.
Toledo’s family said doctors successfully delivered the victim’s baby about two weeks ahead of schedule.
“We were crying. She can’t believe it,” said her father, Luis Toledo.
The victim’s father said he and the rest of his family are relieved the baby was born without complications.
“I’ve already seen the doctor, and the baby’s perfectly fine,” he said.
The new mother said she spoke to detectives and told them that her estranged boyfriend was the culprit.
“A baby. How is somebody going to do that?” said her father.
Toledo is awake and alert, but she remains in critical condition because the emergency surgery she will undergo to remove the two bullets lodged in her chest is risky.
Her family said the silver lining in all this is that the baby is fine.
“It’s a life. My daughter and the baby. I’ll be 100% from now on, take care of my daughter and the baby,” said Luis.
As Toledo recovers, her family is fighting for justice, because the alleged gunman remains on the loose.
“Hopefully we can find him,” said Luis.
“I don’t know why this happened, but this isn’t going to go unpunished,” said Toledo. “I want him to be found.”
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If you have any information on this shooting or the gunman’s whereabouts, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.
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